Regional laptop tablets market expected to post 15 percent rise per year
The regional laptop tablets market is expected to register massive expansion with hospitals and schools among high-demand sectors, Khaled A. Moustafa, LG manager of J. Al-Jassim Electronics Est. in Saudi Arabia, was quoted as saying on Thursday.
The market for tablets is expected to post a 15 percent rise annually until 2010. “We envision the Middle East and Africa market demand to be around 10 million by 2007.” Moustafa said, according to Arab News.
Wesam Yousry, national LG service manager at J. Al-Jassim Electronics Est., in his presentation on the new series of tablet notebooks, said they were meant for mobile professionals. “The series has the slimmest and lightest tablet notebook,” he said.
LG entered the Saudi Kingdom’s notebook market a year ago. Tablet PCs form five percent of the notebook market. The laptop market is expected to boom to 900,000 units in the GCC this year, up by 20-25 percent, and to be worth around $1 billion. (menareport.com)